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Online Forums Like Reddit Could Work as Real-time Drug Use Early Warning System

A study is the first to evaluate the utility of online drug use forums as an early indicator of impending novel psychoactive substances (NPS) intoxications with potentially harmful or lethal outcomes before they happen. Results showed that seven of...
26-Jan-2022 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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FAU Online Programs Move Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings

FAU's online master’s in nursing programs are ranked No. 20 in the nation for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report, rising from No. 32 in 2021. In addition, FAU’s online master’s in educational administration and supervision is ranked No. 13 in...
25-Jan-2022 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Marine Sponge Cells in 3D Could Ramp-up Production of Novel Drug Compounds

Many pharmaceutically relevant marine sponges are found only in trace amounts within the source sponge, and it is neither economically nor ecologically feasible to harvest enough wild sponge biomass to supply the necessary quantities for clinical...
20-Jan-2022 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

3D Robotic Spine ‘Twin’ and Sensor Offer New Way to Preview Surgical Interventions

Researchers created a novel 3D printed robotic replica of a human spine modified to include an artificial disc implant with a soft magnetic sensor array to enable surgeons to preview the effects of surgical interventions prior to the operation. The...
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FAU Lands $1.3 Million NIH Grant for Rapid, Automated HIV Self-test

With this NIH grant, FAU researchers are developing an affordable, disposable self-testing HIV-1 chip that can selectively detect HIV from whole blood samples, be highly sensitive to detect HIV during the acute infection, treatment and viral...
13-Jan-2022 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Ecological Tradeoff? Utility-scale Solar Energy Impedes Endangered Florida Panthers

Reducing the energy industry’s carbon footprint in the sunshine state is impeding a large carnivore’s paw-print. A study is the first to document the effect of utility-scale solar energy (USSE) facilities in Peninsular Florida on both habitat...
7-Jan-2022 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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FAU Scientist Aims to Ensure ‘Microbe-free’ Mars Samples Collected by the Perseverance Rover

Fields was invited to work on the heat sterilization step with researchers from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory based out of California, Nelson Laboratories headquartered in Utah, and Johnson & Johnson based in New Jersey. The research group has...
6-Jan-2022 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Urge: ‘Prescribe Aspirin Based on Benefit-to-Risk Not Age’

Recent guidelines have restricted aspirin use in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease to patients under 70, and more recent guidance to patients under 60. Yet, the risks of heart attacks and strokes increase markedly with age....
5-Jan-2022 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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FAU Expert Answers Questions about Boosters, Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

Joanna Drowos, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., FAU Schmidt College of Medicine, provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 boosters and vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.
3-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EDT

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FAU Experts for the 2021 Hurricane Season

With hurricane season in full force, several Florida Atlantic University faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath.
12-Aug-2021 8:30 AM EDT

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FAU Expert Answers Questions about Delta Variant, Vaccines and Public Safety

4-Aug-2021 12:35 PM EDT

FAU Expert Answers Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

FAU's Joanna Drowos, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
31-Mar-2021 8:30 AM EDT

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Trick-or-treat for Halloween? Here’s What You Need to Know

Terry Adirim, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., in FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine, provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions and offers helpful tips regarding COVID-19 and “trick-or-treating” during the pandemic.
8-Oct-2020 8:30 AM EDT

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Back to School?

Dr. Terry Adirim provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and return to school for school-age children. Adirim is a physician executive with senior leadership and executive experience in academic medicine...
21-Jul-2020 8:30 AM EDT

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FAU Hurricane Evacuation Expert Available to Discuss Aftermath of Hurricane Michael

12-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT

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FAU Research Experts Available to Discuss Red Tide, Harmful Algal Blooms Affecting Florida’s Coastlines

3-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT

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